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Fire in bin chute

Nayland Drive, Clacton
24/10/2020 @ 12:24
Incident Number: 133267
In attendance: 2 x Clacton, 1 x Weeley


Crews extinguished a fire in a bin chute at a three-storey block of flats in Clacton.

Firefighters were called to Nayland Drive today at 12.24pm and found the bin chute was blocked and on fire.

Residents were advised to stay put and keep their doors closed while the fire was extinguished, from the second floor, at 1.08pm.

The ground and first floors were not badly affected by smoke but the second floor was heavily smoke-logged and a fan was used to ventilate it.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.


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